Preview: Northern Kentucky

northern kentucky university norse logo

 

Ok, obviously the first thing we need to talk about is UNC playing a team whose nickname is the Norse.

Amazing.

Why do you think we made the logo so big?

The actual team could use some mythological powers as it isn’t great.

northern kentucky jordan jackson

  • The Norse’s most prolific scorer is 6’2″ Jordan Jackson. Look at that over the back floater. That’s how you score 14.3 ppg. Pretty good. Want to know what’s not good? The guard is also the team’s leading rebounder at 4.7 a game. Yikes! Bro gets to the line 9 times a game tho.
  • This is only the second season in Division 1 for NKU. Pretty much North Carolina is playing this game to get a W and give the new program some money. Head coach Dave Bezold has no ties to UNC or Roy Williams.
  • Nationally, UNC ranks 43rd in pts (80.2), 23rd in rebounds (40.7), 48th in assists (15.4) & 83rd in FG percentage (.470).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks 266th in pts (68.6), 333rd in rebounds (30.7), 237th in assists (12.0) & 234th in FG percentage (.432).

UNC is a 27.5 point favorite but we dont expect it to be that bad.

Prediction: UNC 94, WKU 71